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Dec 10, 2013 3:10am PST
mandela. >> as we listen to the music also, the list of speakers to follow include president obama, then followed by the president of brazil, the vice president of china, the president of india and president raul castro of cuba and the keynotes which will be delivered by the president of south africa and as we watch this genuine musical appreciation. as we watch this musical event of what nelson mandela meant to south africa. >>> talk about the list of speakers. they were talking about chance encounters between president barack obama and cuban leader, castro and president karzai of afghanistan. how would they handle that? it is a very dicey situation. are you going to be seated next to each other. will there be a time for the two of them to interact? what would be the interaction? we're looking for that. >> as we await president obama's remarks here on this special report on cbs news, we should point out that the president's adviser said, this is a very personal moment for president obama, because nelson mandela was a personally roe, even though they met just once in 2005. they talked on
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
along with the high winds. >>> later today president obama talks about the economy and his call for increasing the minimum wage. in his speech the president will address the income gap between rich and poor. yesterday the subject was health care, the president urging americans to give his affordable care act a second look. major garrett reports. >> reporter: president obama asked the country for a second chance. as he did so, the president joked about the wild promises, his words, that he made about the health care law itself. promises will be fewer in the future, the president said. adding improved performance will turn obama care around. >> our poor execution in the first couple of months on the website clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benefit. now this we now that we're getting technology fixed, we need to go back and take a look at what's actually going on because it can make a difference in your lives and the lives of your families, and maybe it won't make a difference right now fw you're feeling healthy, but i promise you, if somebody in you
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
philadelphia. >> president barack obama and the first lady on their way to south africa you to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years. >> fans remembered paul you walker and left flowers in his memory. drew brees 50,000 career passing yards. >> saints 31-13. all time mark from 64. prater's kick is good. >> in washington d.c. the kennedy center a warded artists. billy joel santana. i mean awesome. >> kirby hancock sitting up there with the president of the united states and first lady. he's the only one not nervous about what i'm going to say. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." from washington we're in the smithsonian american art museum and natura
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 4:30am PST
ofthousands of people and several world leaders including president obama honoring nelson mandela in south africa. you're looking at live pictures from the world cup soccer stadium in sew wee toe. the people who braved the weather danced and sang in the rain today. during the speech, president obama urged to world to act on mandela's legacy. >> around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> first lady michelle obama along with former presidents george w. bush, carter and bill clinton accompanied the president to the funeral this morning. the south african embassy in washington, d.c. will also hold a memorial service for the late leader this week and a group of bay area kids were invited to sing this week. kpix 5's christin ayers introduces us to the choir. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland's pacific boy choir academy, eighth grader aaron sanchez speak just as beautifully about the moment he found out that nels
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
house declares victory fixing the obama care website. >> what caused the crash that killed the actor paul walker. >>> and what amazon.com learns about drone delivery. >> first we look at your world in 90 seconds. >> people were screaming. >> i thought i'm going to die. >> federal investigators look into the deadly derailment in new york city. >> at least four people were killed after the commuter train jumped the tracks as it rounded the curve yesterday morning. >> we're eager to hear the results of the investigation whatever it is. >> the white house says the newly launched website has made progress from the disastrous begins. >> they've taken the step to come back. >> amazon.com or ebay. >> the government rejected political trade deals with the european union. >> freezing rain in massachusetts causes a huge pile up. more than 70 cars and three tractor trailers crashed on the interstate. >> i knew i was going to hit somebody or something. >> the passenger on board may have tuberculosis. >> online sales could reach $2 billion. >> you look lovely. are you married? >> no. >> well i am.
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
only met once. president obama was a new united states senator in 2005. nelson mandela, world statesman, retired from public life, but still the proud father of a new south africa. that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the presiden
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
president barack obama who spoke a short time ago. kpix 5's joins us now. >> reporter: a crowd of 90,000 showed up -- people showed up to bid farewell to the former president. and the weather played no role in the atmosphere of today's ceremony. the group has been singing and dancing to songs from the apartheid struggle. the crowd included 91 heads of state including president obama and three former u.s. presidents. mr. obama delivered his eulogy emphasizing that mandela's journey continues as does the struggle for equality. >> for around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. we still see rundown schools. we still see young people without prospects for the future. around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like and who they love and how they worship. that is happening today. >> reporter: the four hour ceremony is being held in south africa's national soccer stadium. it's be nelson mandela made his first major speech after being released from prison in 1990. be
CBS
Dec 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
>> dickerson: welcome back to "face the nation" for some analysis we're joined by former obama chief of staff now cbs news contributor bill daly and i'll start with you. this news from the website it's doing better. is the white house and administration back on the good road here? >> i think it's obviously i'm sure there's a lot of relief at the white house. they know that they got a very deep hole to come out of. obviously if the success that they are predicting is going to begin by virtue of the website being up and running then grows off of that they have taken enormous step to come back. >> dickerson: this is a game of sports analogy here would be singles and doubles. there are no triples or home runs to begin to change this equation. i think this is a very solid double. but it's a long game and a lot to be made by them. >> dickerson: bill crystal i'll talk to you about the politics of this. on the one hand republicans have benefited enormously. on the other hand scott walker makes the point that you can't beat something with nothing. and so do republicans have to kind of s
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
honest. i thought i'm going to die. >>> health care fixed. obama administration says it's worked out most of the bugs from healthcare.gov but w more work is needed on the troubled insurance website. >>> and drone drop-off? amazon unveils its futuristic plan to deliver your purchase to your doorstep in under an hour. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for ay, de >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, december 2nd, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, federal transportation officials have begun their investigation into the deadly crash of a new york city commuter train. at least four people were killed and more than 60 others injured. the metro north train was on its way from poughkeepsie to manhattan when it jumped the tracks as it rounded a curve yesterday morning. investigators are now looking into the train's speed, possible mechanical issue, and human error. marlie hall is at the crash site. marlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. federal investigators continue to pore over this crash site this morni
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 7:30am PST
minimum wage. president obama weighed in on this. now we have local leaders weighing in on this. phil you have an interview with some of them. >> first let's take a step outside because you probably noticed it's really cold. it has been for several days and the cold snap will continue. we are taking a live look outside. you can see the bay bridge. it looks nice but again jacket and scarf weather. you see the temperatures are in the 20s in some spots. otherwise we're making it up to the upper 30s in san francisco and oakland. for the rest of the week we're going to warm up but very, very slowly. today we are staying chilly. we will take a look at the warming trend albeit slight coming up in a few minutes. >>> anne, freezing conditions have taken a toll on human life. the coroner says a homeless person died of hypothermia friday in dublin. in santa clara, four died from exposure over the weekend. homeless advocates are scouring the streets handing out cold weather supplies and urging less fortunate to take shelter. an additional 375 beds are available at the bacardo reception center in
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm PST
: president obama and former presidents carter, clinton and george w. bush led the american delegation. during his eulogy. president obama called mandela a giant of justice. comparing him to gandhi, lincoln and dr. king. >> he changed laws. but he also changed hearts. >> reporter: the president added mandela's work is not done. >> around the world today, men and women are still in prison for their political beliefs and are still persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship and who they love. that is happening today. >> reporter: before talking about mandela's legacy of reconciliation, he shook hands with cuban leader raul castro. south african oscar winner charlize theron and proctor bono -- rock star bono were among the ones in the crowd. they came to honor and remember and celebrate a man who united a nation and inspired generations, alphonso van marsh, johannesburg south africa. >> tributes are also planned here in the united states including one this week in washington, d.c.. there the oakland based pacific boy choir academy will make the ceremony. the one trip in 2009
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
south africans and people all over the world can pay their respects. president obama will lead the american delegation attending the services. mr. obama said of mandela what was said of another great emancipator, abraham lincoln: "he belongs to the ages." mandela's legacy, the president said, is a free south africa at peace with itself, an example to the world. for cbs news, i'm scott pelley. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples for homemade. you need safeway sugar for just a buck eighty-eight. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another only two ninety-nine and when hands get messy, quite surely they'll say, yum! wow! yay! what a sweeter holiday. safeway. ingredients for life.
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:30am PST
obama is renewing his focus on the income gap between rich and poor. he will give a speech saying that inequality and wage stagnation are threatening americans' upward mobility and retirement. mr. obama plans to promote a hike in the minimum wage and promote the economic benefits of the affordable care act. >>> 80,000 californians have signed up for obamacare. kpix 5 is gathering experts for a hotline. representatives will be here at kpix 5 all day today to answer your questions. simply call between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and the number is 1-888-5-helps- u. >>> all right. 4:41 now. and unbelievable rescue caught on tape. how the man survived under water for days after his boat sank in the atlantic. >> and a mystery tipper is spreading the wealth at bay area restaurants. the message that he leaves behind along with thousands of dollars. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, underwater for almost 3 day. after his tugboa >>> check this amazing video of an underwater rescue that man trapped under water for almost three days after his tugboat sank in may. he was trapped in a four-foot square a
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
pressuring the u.s. to take a side in the escalating dispute over the air zone but the obama administration is treading lightly on the issue as it pursues an economic relationship with china. >>> autopsy results for paul walker could be released today. new crash video shows the fiery crash that killed the actor and a friend. surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on the saturday. you can see smoke rising and turn dark as the car burst into flames. friends and family held a private vigil for paul walker at the crash site last night. >> we have road closures, sidewalk closures and permits for all of it. we are going to broom everybody out of here in 15 minutes. you guys are going to go down the road. >> the film production crew from the "fast & furious" franchise paid for the service. >>> 5:09 now on your tuesday. the confusion over sales tax on the rise during the holiday shopping season. when do you need to pay taxes for things you buy online? we'll tell you coming up. >> also ahead, a play of the day that will have you on th
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
second chance for healthcare.gov. on the first day of his new campaign, president obama said the health insurance web site is now working for the vast majority of users. republicans still want to rollback obamacare but to that mr. obama said this:. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> pelley: the white house told us today that 650,000 americans visited the web site today alone. the administration says there were one million visits yesterday. manuel bojorquez tells us many of the people visiting the site are having a much more positive experience than earlier users did. >> come on, guys. >> reporter: moksha efsea, a pet sitter in fort worth, texas, said he had no problem enrolling in healthcare.gov, a big difference from two months ago. >> i'm a dog walker, it's a difference between a cooperative thing and a friendly dog wagging their tail and one trying to bite me. >> reporter: because he has panic attacks, he says private insurance would have cos
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
respects to civil rights legend nelson mandela. president obama and first lady michelle obama departed on air force one just a short time ago. tomorrow's memorial service will also serve as a rare reunion for nearly all of the living american presidents. >>> kpix5cate courigan is in the news room. a real security challenge. >> reporter: 8000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and authorities say thousands of police officers will be on hand. right now, a memorial outside of mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africa's that have come together since the death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a johannesburg soccer stadium. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he'll attend the massive public memorial. former president's bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is pre
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
house, president obama spoke about the man who inspired his first steps into politics. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. >> reporter: the president said he will continue to live by mandela's example. he will join other world leaders in south africa on the state funeral sunday december 15. south africa has entered into 10 days of mourning. his body will be laid to rest at his ancestral home. live in washington, i'm tara mergener, back to you. >> and tara, we understand the funeral preparations are a huge undertaking. what can you tell us? >> reporter: in fact, these funeral preparations, michelle, have been compared to a world cup inauguration, a coronation, all together at the same time. so a very big deal. now, coming up, we have a national day of prayer and reflection. that comes up first on sunday. there's going to be memorial in johannesburg on tuesday. then mandela's body will lay in state before the state funeral in his hometown. again, his body will be buried at his ancestral home but certainly a lot
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: president obama will talk about the benefits of the affordable care act today at the white house and will highlight the improvements made to healthcare.gov. the troubled website that just underwent a major overhaul. >> they're really trying to say to the american people give us another chance, give the website another chance. >> reporter: 750,000 users logged on by early last night. about double the traffic for a typical monday. the white house promised the revamped website could handle 50,000 users at a time. but when it reached about 35,000, a new queueing system kicked in putting thousands of people including june miles-mays into a virtual waiting room. >> very frustrating. because i need insurance so badly and it seems like something in the system or something is not working. >> reporter: the white house says the system works. the website did not crash. >> that is why we built that queueing system. so that we would improve the experience of those users who visited the site over what they experienced back in october. >> reporter: visits to the site are expected to
CBS
Dec 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
obama and three former u.s. presidents will attend along with 50 heads of state around the world. >>> government protesters unleashed their anger in the ukraine toppling a statue of former soviet leader vladimir lenin. they packed independence square all angry with the president's decision to breakaway from the european union to focus on ties to russia. >> he was a very genuine person with a big part. >>> thousands who didn't know him gathered to remember actor paul walker. >> he fell asleep on a flight, but what happened next really scared him, waking up on an empty plane, how it happened coming up. [son] all right,she has no idea. [man] no one told her,right? >>> she has no idea. >> no one told her. [mom]oh my god! [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! [people clap and cheer] [ cheering and applause ] 1:36 "nat of motorcycle rev engine" s of fans and car >>> a massive tribute in southern california today for actor paul walker. line thousands of fans and car enthusiasts converged in valencia for a memorial. the event was organized online and drew lots of fans. many cars in the parade wer
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
that at the federal minimum wage. the walkout comes shortly after president obama and the pope spoke out against income inequality in recent days. >>> milpitas police are looking for the woman and man seen here in this surveillance video. police are trying to figure out who that woman is and if she is okay. an ac transit camera caught the man dragging her away screaming from a bus stop in milpitas on tuesday night. it happened here on calaveras boulevard. it's unclear if the two people know each other. the driver called 911. officers couldn't find them. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> the suspect accused of killing a daly city man over a playstation is being held on $5 million bail. 21-year-old ronnie collins now charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted robbery. prosecutors believe collins shot 22-year-old ikenna uwakah sunday after the victim and his girlfriend arranged to sell them his playstation 4. >>> the city council voted to ban ecigarettes from parks, restaurants and other nonsmoking places. critics say it has dangerous chemicals. carl
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am PST
, including president obama. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, he gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> when mandela died, crowds gathered throughout south africa to mourn his death and celebrate his life. debora patta is in johannesburg with the latest. debora, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. well, i'm outside nelson mandela's home. they woke up to the news he had died. it came as no surprise because his health has been very, very poor for six months, but it still has the power to shock and sadden. his health has been critical but over the past few days it got even worse, prompting his wife graca machel to summon the family to his bedside and in this home they were able to say their final good-byes last night. but the story of his life is really being told on the streets here. rich and poor, young and old, black and white are gathering, some to sing, some to cry. i just saw a white housewife with her black domestic worker, madam and servant, wal
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
susan mcginnis has a check-up on the site that's become a political sore spot for the obama administration. >> reporter: the white house says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov all at the same time. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliably open for business. >> reporter: jeffrey, who leads the president's website repair team, said in a conference call this weekend that after more than 400 bump fixes and software -- bug fixes and software upgrades, the obama administration met its goal a working site for the vast majority of users. >> the site is stable and operating at intended capacity with greatly improved performance. >> reporter: response times have improved from 8 seconds in late october to less than 1 second. error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. democrats applaud the progress. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to the healthcare they need. >> reporter: republicans argue once consumers get in, they won't like what they see. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
has decided to put the same restrictions on ecigarettes as regular cigarettes. >>> the obama administration says the new and improved healthcare.gov website is working. it's now time for americans to enroll in a health insurance plan. but the group the white house most wants to sign up is the hardest sell. the white house needs millions of healthy young adults to sign up to make coverage affordable for everyone else. a new harvard university poll shows just 20% of americans under 30 plan to enroll in a healthcare plan as part of the affordable care act. >> i would rather pay the fine. i don't know how much health insurance is but i know it's more than that. >> the white house is hoping 7 million americans will sign up by april. >>> millions have visited the affordable care act website to review options. some people say they will take their chances without it. a new gallup poll indicates that more than 25% of people say they are more likely to pay the government fine for refusing coverage than sign up for mandatory insurance. that's 28% of 48 million people in the country unin
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Dec 4, 2013 5:30pm PST
costs of consumers like erin. president obama asks for help today at a white house youth summit. >> i'm going to need you all to spread the world about how the affordable care act really works, what its benefits are, what its protections are and, most importantly, how people can sign up. >> reporter: one lingering and significant problem with obamacare remains: accurate consumer data in many cases is not reaching insurance companies. late today, scott, the administration and top figures in the insurance industry said they are working together on a technological fix. >> pelley: major, thank you. the numbers are improving for home sales again. the government reported today that sales of new homes in october jumped more than 25%. that was the biggest monthly gain since 1980. thieves stole a truck carrying radioactive material. how can it be? synthetic forms of illegal drugs are coming into this country legally. and can rescuers save dozens of whales stranded in shallow water? when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at re
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
former home. up to 100,000 people are expected. among them, president obama. he will be layed to rest on december 15. >> same big chill gripping the bay area is expanding. >> manuel shows how it is creating havoc. >> parts of dallas, fort worth appear frozen. cars and trucks have been stranded on highways that became solid sheets of ice overnight. conditions are dangerous. the driver of this pickup truck died when it slid off an overpass on i-35 into a frigid lake. across the region, crews are still trying to restore power to thousands. and weekend events that weren't canceled, like the central florida smu football game saw barely a soul in the stands. about the only place you could find a crowd was dallas, fort worth, international airport. 4,000 people had to spend the night on cots. since thursday, the airlines have canceled more than 1,000 flights out of the airport. this airplane has been stuck on an icy tarmac since last night. rodney wood is trying to get to australia. >> i actually need to get to l.a. so i can get my other flight. >> how is that going? >> well, i had a flight thi
CBS
Dec 10, 2013 1:35am PST
. president obama has arrived for the service. former presidents george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton will all be attending. memorial service for mandel washington d-c. >>> also tonight we'll be introduced to a group of bay area kids who will play a special role in that memorial service for mandela in washington d.c. >> reporter: as beautifully as he sings for oakland pacific boy choir academy, 8th grader aaron sanchez speaks just as beautifully about the moment he found out nelson mandela died. >> a voice of the world has just gone away. we'll never hear it again. >> reporter: the former south african president's death four days ago hit especially hard at this school. >> we have a special connection with south africa. >> reporter: the grammy award winning boys choir has traved the world, but it was a trip to south africa in 2009 that 9th grader brendan singer said had the greatest impact. they traveled to nelson mandela's home. >> being in his house, seeing where he stood like where he got all his great ideas of. >> reporter: they learned to sing in zulu. songs that the choir
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
obama decided to bail out the bankrupt automaker, ordering general motors to overall its corporations and saving hundreds of thousands of jobs. now g.m. is not only making cars, but profits. here's senior business correspondent anthony mason. >> reporter: the auto industry was headed for a disastrous crash in 2009 when the government made the controversial decision to take over general motors. >> one of the first decisions that i made as president was to save the u.s. auto industry from collapse. >> reporter: taxpayers would invest $49.5 billion to keep g.m. afloat. with the sale of the last of its g.m. stock today the government's made back $39 billion-- a more than $10 billion loss, saving chrysler cost another $1.2 billion. but steve ratner, the car czar who headed the president's auto task force, said in "sunday morning" interview in 2010, it was worth it. what would have happened if we lost g.m.? >> you would have lost jobs a million jobs instantly. it would have been an economic disaster. >> reporter: in all of its bailouts to wall street and detroit, the government
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
deciding cases like obama care. here we are, a guy from minnesota who was really annoyed ant his service on the airline complained repeatedly. northwest booted him off the frequent flyer program. in america, what did he do? he sued. >> why did the court hear this? >> it involves serious complains about airlines a 1978 law says take that to the department of transportation. you can't file suits all over the country. juries in other states can't set policies. that's what northwest lawyers argued yesterday in saying if you've got a complaint take it to the department of transportation. don't file a lawsuit. >> this is fascinating that a rabbi that complained about the frequent flyer program, they booted him off. what does hit mean for the rest of us? >> i think the justice seems skeptical although sympathetic. we all complain about airlines. we don't complain that much. it won't have impact on much people. we go on twitter, talk to neighbors, don't file a lawsuit. it could give the airlines more power. >> jan, while we have you, what happened with alabama? >> oh. you know what i lef
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protect the mourners. >> we believ
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Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm PST
market. the dow is up about 20 points. >>> right now, president obama is en route to south africa, he will speak at tomorrow's memorial service for nelson mandela. joining him is former president george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter will also attend. these are live pictures from johannesburg. thousands of people have left remembrances. >>> alfonzo van marsh is in suetto, where close to a thousand people are expected at tomorrow's remembrance services. >> reporter: gathering in south africa, remembering the man who helped reshape their nation. the first official tribute to nelson mandela happened on tuesday. president and michelle obama boarded air force one this morning on the way to attend the service. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will be there as well, under tight security. outside mandela's former home, crowds are pouring out their love. massive billboards are filling up with messages of gratitude for mandela, like this one in france. down here, emma says thank you for all you've done to change south africa and the rest of the world. american photographe
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Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
president obama telephoned nelson mandela's widow to express his gratitude for the joy she brought to his life and for the shared commitment for a peaceful, fair and loving world. and a little of the love is being felled outside the home here, the mendlea home where south africans continue to gather in numbers to pay tribute to nelson mandela. people from every walk of life are using precious free time to honor madiba whether it's time out from work down the road after morning prayers from the synagogue around the corner from the mandala suburb. mandala made everyone feel special. >> to the whole country, to the whole world, nelson mandela was an icon, without him, our country could have ended up in flames. using his attitude of peace and reconciliation he brought a different ethics to the country. the different ethnic groups together. >> reporter: and he changed the future of so many young people. >> just seeing everyone here just a reminder that we're going to be okay and it's because of him and many people like him. who gave up their lives, who gave up everything so that little bla
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Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> seems the excitement of the season was too much for obama's newest dog. >> on "cbs this morning." >> 113 congress is on pace to be the least productive congress ever. >> they're doing something, they're getting into the genius book of world records. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning norah. >> good morning to you charlie. breaking news this morning. >> as you wake up in the the west we begin with the deadly attack on an american citizen in libya. last year the ambassador and three other americans were killed when muslim extremist stormed benghazi. this morning a you man was shot to dealt. mark is there. good morning. >> all information regarding the american killed in benghazi comes from chool where he worked. a staff member identifies him as ronald smith, a 33-year-old chemistry teacher apparently out jogging when he was shot reports say by a group of men. ronald smith was you working at the international school in benghazi and what appears to be his twitter account he described how his wife had left to go home. he talked about leaving himself at the end of the wee
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Dec 10, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: you see president obama making his way to the stage now. it is one of the highlights, if not the highlight, of this day. people have been waiting to hear president obama's speech. as he said earlier, when he came in, the crowd went wild cheering. now, the moment has come. he is greeting all of the other dignitaries, ban ki-moon. obama has said that nelson mandela was one of his heroes. i think it is fair to say that president obama is a hero to many of the south africans. they see in him something like some of what nelson mandela was like. a nation as large and powerful as the united states is. they see that in president obama. >> president obama is shaking many of these world leaders and dignitaries and shaking the hand of raul castro and others. >> on sunday, when we were at the kennedy center, i saw some who wrote the biography, mandela's way. and you can watch streaming video of mandela's memorial service on cbs news.com. that's the cbs news for this tuesday, i'm ann marie green. have a great day. arrived and president zuma, president of the country, was booed. th
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Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
website are now fixed. the obama administration says 50,000 people can now log on to healthcare.gov at the same time. more than 400 bugs have been fixed. response times have improved from eight seconds to one. and error rates have gone from 6% to less than 1%. >> hopefully we are going to have americans get access to that healthcare they need. >> most americans are going to find a less dynamic health system. they are going to find that the costs of the healthcare that they must purchase is going to be a lot higher. >> republicans are now focusing on the overall healthcare bill rather than the website. even with the improvements, the administration admits the site could still buckle under peak demand. december 23rd is the final signup date to ensure coverage on january 1. >>> checking our bay area headlines, the santa rosa teen shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy may have a memorial park created in his honor. sonoma county lawmakers will meet tomorrow to discuss requests from the community. a deputy shot 13-year-old andy lopez in october because he mistook the teen's bb gun for an
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
attend. will feature about 100 headsover state. president obama will be one of the singers along with dignitaries from cuba and china. in san francisco the mayor's office is inviting people to sign a condolence book. >>> all fun and games until a massive snowball gout of control. this huge group of students gathered after a big snowstorm and started pelting cars and one another. when one professor got out of his car he got a bucket of snow to the face and the students didn't stop there. he got hit over and over again. he wasn't the only one targeted. >> it was very much like a mob mentality. it was the sort of way they were approaching this, being so aggressive. i definitely didn't want to have to confront anyone. >> one oregon football player has already been sis pended. both drivers say they won't press charges. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. >> a way to let i have a steam. >> all fun and games. >> that can hurt, too. >> final exams, though. >> letting off a little steam. >> yes. exactly. not advocating, throw. >> reporter: we have steam coming up in the bay
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
to be exercised. >> reporter: almost 60 heads of state including president barack obama and most of the living former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial and funeral services this week. from a massive ceremony at a johannesburg stadium tuesday to lying in state in the capitol pretoria to burial next sunday in his ancestral village in the eastern cape province, it's expected to be one of the largest global gatherings in recent history. >> reporter: you say 11,000 troops? >> 11,000 troops have been deployed. >> reporter: defense minister nosiviwe mapisa-nqakula is overseeing security. she says soldier, the air force, national and city police all are being deployed to control and protect tens of thousands of mourners. >> this is a test for us. and we know that and believe that people will be watching how south africa perform. >> today a south african's pray, >> reporter: today a south african's pray, they also worry, the show of affection for mandela by world leaders and citizens might be more than this grieving country can bear. bill whitaker, cbs news, johannesburg. >> glo
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Dec 6, 2013 4:30am PST
obama. >>> in june of 1994, months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the united states. more than 70,000 people packed the open coliseum here to see him. and as kpix 5's christin ayers explains, he came because the east bay was the leader in the apartheid movement. >> reporter: a memorial of nelson mandela and a host of other humanitarian giants. >> it is you the people of oakland, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my delegation the hope to continue the struggle. >> reporter: it was no accident that nelson mandela made oakland the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. >> the east bay was a center of the test to change the south african government and get rid of apartheid. >> reporter: ron dellums was the first to introduce antiapartheid legislation in 1972 and 7 years later berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. >> in the '80s the divestment movement on the campus began in force. >> reporter: assemblywoman nancy skinner was part of the movement. sit-ins and mass arrests at uc- berkeley to force the campus to cut t
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Dec 8, 2013 8:30am PST
barack obama and his wife. president clinton and president george w. bush. and pop stars, actresses, actors, global dignitaries from around the world. south africa is really gearing up for a period of mourning that i can't really think of having occurred in the world before now. all of this for just one remarkable man. >> schieffer: all right. thank you so much. so many of us came to know nelson mandela during his long struggle to bring freedom to south africa but maya angelo came to know him at the very beginning his crusade back in the 1960s. she is in one stop-salem, north carolina, it is such a pleasure to have you. how did you come to know nelson mandela? >> good morning, and how wonderful it is to speak with you. mr. mandela was an anc member, actually one of the founders of the african national union. african national congress i was married to a south african freedom fighter was a member of the pac, pan-african congress. they were archrivals. mr. mandela came to egypt where i was living and i had been so used to these rivals arguing and shouting in the living room and in the
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
george w. bush and president obama are all expected to travel to south africa to honor him. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >> the bay area has a special connection with nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement. the human rights leader visited here in 1990 just after his release from prison. during that visit, he met with cecil williams. >> you can tell that he was above the divisions, he was above anything that occurred that would take away from being with people and making sure that people understood he was going to be different, different because that was mantra, that was who he was. >> mandela's appearance at the oakland coliseum was the final stop on his u.s. freedom tour. 58,000 people packed the stadium to hear the iconic leader speak. >>> pulling up stakes after decades in the east bay. >> every year, business deteriorates. there's no business down here except for the night life. >> the changing face of a neighborhood that's costing one businessman his livelihood. >> and a landing that almost goes sideways. incredible pictures of how the pilot held it togeth
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00am PST
obama administration says the new improved healthcare.gov website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard university poll shows only 20% of americans under 30 plan to en
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
data storage industry. >>> happening today president obama will hold an event with those who are getting health insurance coverage. he will talk up improvements made to healthcare.gov, the troubled website that just got a major overhaul, by early monday evening 750,000 users had logged on. officials promise the site could handle 50,000 people simultaneously. when the number reached 35,000, a new queuing system kicked in. >> very frustrating for me because i need insurance so badly. and it seems like something in the system or something that's not working. >> the white house says the system works because the website did not crash. but some people had to wait in the new queuing system for hours. emails are sent to users when the site is ready to handle their request. >>> developing news now. autopsy results for paul walker could be released today and we are getting a look at new video of the fiery crash that killed the actor. the surveillance video was taken from a building across the street shortly after the accident on saturday. there was smoke in that video. it started to rise a
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
another reading next month before it will take effect. >>> president obama is pitching young people to sign up for healthcare coverage. he was doing that today during the white house youth summit. he asked the attendees to enroll and get their friends to sign up, too. he says coverage will cosmos young adults less than $100 per month. people have less than three weeks to sign up for coverage that would begin on january 1. >>> the deadline also approaching to sign up for health coverage through "covered california." julie watts live in our consumerwatch call center with the experts who are standing by to answer your questions on the phone tonight. julie. >> reporter: that's right. they have been answering calls since about 11 a.m. and if you have any questions regarding health insurance on the new state exchange, give us a call right now. 888-5-helps-u. you can also head to the website, kpix.com. or ask us on facebook. now, i am here with maybe the expert on healthcare, and that is peter lee, the head of the "covered california" healthcare exchange. thanks so much for being here toda
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
mandela. >> reporter: at a chanukah event at the white house, president barack obama took another moment to acknowledge what the world lost. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and the hope and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: he wasn't the only one to reflect on mandela's death. >> he was an inspiration. >> an extraordinary man a gentle giant. he is the kind of individual that the words that he spoke were so profoundly challenging to your spirit. >> he wanted to persuade the people of south africa as a whole that they did not have to be afraid of fundamental change in the country. >> reporter: cnn's twitter tracker showed news of his death spread throughout the world at nearly 100,000 tweets a minute. actor samuel l. jackson wrote, never met a better person in my life than nelson mandela. my sympathy to his family and country. others remember the man who meant so much to so many by laying flowers in his honor at the south african embassy in washington where the flag was lowe
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
by state and local governments. governor brown is asking president obama to reconsider saying the scope and duration of the fire was initially underestimated. >>> a popular cable tv host died in a motorcycle crash in san francisco. bill beckwith cohosted the show curb appeal on hgtv. a car hit and killed him last night as he rode through the lower haight. the crash happened near oak and styner. the driver of the car is cooperating. beckwith was 38. >>> the owner of an award winning san francisco restaurant has died. judy rodgers was an influential chef owner at zuni cafe. she won the james beard award for outstanding restaurant in america in 2003. she died monday night after a long battle with cancer. rodgers was 57. >>> developing out of arizona, tragedy struck as hundreds of skydivers gathered in the arizona desert. two skydivers died during a midair collision. the two were floating to the ground when they collided causing their parachutes to collapse. investigators are trying to learn what went wrong. >> both of their canopies were open. and at the point that they collided it's
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00am PST
like him. for sunday morning, i am mark phillips. >> osgood: president and mrs. obama will be travelling to south africa to attend memorial services for nelson mandela and be accompanied by three former presidents, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. bitter cold temperatures, snow and freezing rain continue to grip much of the country. powerful storms stretching from texas to ohio is causing power outages, treacherous driving conditions and is blamed for several deaths. it is forecast to think mid atlantic states later today. merrill newman arrived at san francisco airport yesterday after being held in north korea for several weeks. the 85-year-old korean war vet was touring the country when he was detained by north korean authorities. he says he is delighted to be home. ♪ >> jennifer of massachusetts nearly pulled off one of the world's biggest upset in bay route, lebanon placing third in the arabs got talent competition. not bad for a 23-year-old american who barely speaks any arabic. syrian das troupe cima took first prize. >> today's weather in a word, cold, a
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama after an unprecedented pilgrimage of world lead toers soweto. >>> new snow and rain snarling the travel, the storm impacting millions and the latest casualty, the federal government. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this struggle was your struggle and your freedom, your democracy, is in his legacy. >> the world pays tribute to nelson mandela. >> thousands of south africans along with dozens of world leaders at the stadium in soweto. >> four u.s. presidents in the crowd. >> president obama shook hands with fidel castro from cuba. >> he's uniting people from all over the world. he is uniting us. it's wonderful. >> very festive atmosphere, dancing and singing but weather has impacted the ceremony. >> when it rains the gates of heaven are open as well. >> another nasty morning storm in the northeast. the federal government is shut down this morning in washington. >> out on the west coast, the big problem has been high winds toppling trees, truck, even people. >> i saw this truck in front of me. i thought, dang. >> crews are searching f
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
the world. four u.s. presidents are there including president barack obama. kpix 5's cate caugurian is in the newsroom and in his speech president obama urged the world to continue mandela's legacy. >> reporter: yes he did. it's been a very heartfelt but joyous celebration so far. and when president obama spoke, he called nelson mandela the last great liberator of the 20s century. now -- 20th century. the crowd of 90,000 showed up in johannesburg to bid farewell to the former president. the weather played no role in the atmosphere of the today's ceremony. the group was singing and dancing so songs from the struggle. the crowd included 91 heads of state including president obama and three former u.s. presidents. mr. obama delivered his eulogy emphasizing that mandela's jury know continues as -- journey continues as does the struggle for equality. >> for around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. we still see rundown schools. we still see young people without prospects for the future. around the world today, men and women are still in prison for t
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
news. >>> and now to obama care. the extensive fixes made to the health care website appear to have helped. the government says more people signed up for health insurance on the first two days of this month than in the entire first month of the website's troubled launch. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning to you. now that the website is working better, the white house is trying hard to get a critical group of americans to sign up for federal health insurance. the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on healthcare.gov in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn aaron from texas. she's a self-employed musician who's buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff, and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health issues but for the new law to work, the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the presiden
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
right now are philadelphia international and regan national near washington. >>> president obama is making a long trip from washington to south africa to honor civil rights legend nelson mandela. tomorrows memorial service will serve as a rare reunion of nearly all of the living american presidents. kpix5 is in the news room now and the number of dig any tar its i imagine is giving south african police quite a security challenge. >> reporter: yes, frank. more than 80,000 mourners are expected to attend the memorial and thousands of police officers will be on hand and right now a memorial outside nelson mandela's former home is growing as well as a crowd of south africans who have come together since his death. >> police are preparing today for a memorial service for nelson mandela at a soccer stadium tomorrow. president obama leaves this morning for south africa where he will attend the massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton and carter will also be in attendance along with more than 50 heads of state, making it one of the largest gatherings the world leaders in rec
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